Patterson Rescues The Tykes
By Gary Watton
September 19 2017
Steven Patterson proved to be the unlikely batting hero, as Yorkshire just about stumbled to victory against bottom club, Warwickshire. 175 was the target and the Tykes fittingly made hard work of obtaining it. In fact, when the top order collapsed on the final morning, a home win seemed unlikely, given the existence of a long tail. However, with Warwickshire poised for triumph at the lunch interval, the tail surprisingly wagged its way to the chequered flag, courtesy of a 78-run eighth wicket stand between the plucky young Fisher and the veteran Patterson. However, more drama arrived when Matthew was dismissed with the scores level. In the end, Brooksy only had to cope with one delivery before Patto stroked the winning runs. Yorkshire have had a peculiar and largely unfulfilling season in which they lost a few very close Twenty20 encounters, but they have compensated to a large extent with two priceless and perilously close wins in the County Championship at Somerset and against Warwickshire which may prove just enough to keep Yorkshire dining at the top table. Bizarrely, Yorkshire go into their final fixture at champions Essex in fourth position, with the potential to finish second if they win and possibly to be relegated if they lose heavily.
YORKSHIRE versus Warwickshire; in Leeds; Tuesday the nineteenth to Friday the 22nd of September; Warwickshire chose to bat.
Warwickshire first innings: 219 (Patel 100, Bell 51; Fisher 5-54)
YORKSHIRE first innings: 296 (Lyth 62; Rankin 3-48, Wright 3-73)
Warwickshire second innings: 251 (Trott 59; Patterson 4-46, Bresnan 3-36)
YORKSHIRE second innings: 178 for eight (Patel 6-50)
YORKSHIRE win by two wickets. YORKSHIRE 21 points, Warwickshire four points.
Lyth - His seventy runs were priceless in such low-scoring fare, but he carelessly lost his wicket in the first innings, when a century might have proven decisive.
Brathwaite - Not the cosmic debut that Kraigg would have wanted, as he merely recorded scores of eighteen and seventeen. Can he redeem himself away to Essex?
Lees - After the heights of the Kia Oval and its flat track, it was back to harsh reality for Leesy. Two more low scores suggest that he is Division Two 'quality'.
Ballance - The captain succumbed twice to Jeetan Patel for 28 and then for 21. Failing to build upon his starts was very disappointing for our best batsman.
Leaning - His two innings of 36 and then sixteen sum up his contribution to Yorkshire CCC - not quite good enough. Is he actually Division One standard either?
Hodd - Andrew took five catches but his two innings of fourteen and then eleven were below par, especially when Yorkshire appeared to have a very long tail.
Bresnan - Tim also fell victim to Patel in each innings, the second time for a duck. His bowling amounted to an impressive three for fifty-three from 21 overs.
Fisher - The infant prodigy hit fifty-two crucial runs and bowled very well to take five match wickets at a cost of eighty-nine runs. This was a great all-round effort.
Patterson - After a first-innings failure of one run, Patto amassed a superb unbeaten forty-four in the runs chase. His bowling was both accurate and economical.
Brooks - He is a shadow of his former lethal self. His 28 overs cost 106 runs, yielding three wickets. Jack also recorded a score of eight in Yorkshire's first innings.
Coad - Ben took two wickets in each innings which was a consistent effort, costing 121 runs in total. In his one innings, he finished unbeaten with two runs.
BATSMEN 'CHART' (minimum requirement: one hundred runs and average in excess of forty):
Marsh: average - 112.5; 225 runs; highest score - 125*
Ballance: average - 77.75; 933 runs; highest score - 203*
BOWLERS' 'CHART' (minimum requirement: ten wickets and average less than forty):
Coad: average - 20.21; forty-seven wickets; best bowling - six for 25
Sidebottom: average - 20.72; 25 wickets; best bowling - five for fifty-six
Bresnan: average - 32.85 27 wickets; best bowling - four for fifty-three
Patterson: average - 32.95; nineteen wickets; best bowling - four for forty-sixpqs: qs:
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